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Afghan Women Have Already Been Abandoned

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 06:19 AM

I realize that last remark has no logical basis, but then neither does the Time cover line "What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan" beside a shocking photo depicting what happened (to this woman) after we had already stayed for eight years. I heard Aisha's story from her a few weeks before the image of her face was displayed all over the world. She told me that her father-in-law caught up with more...

Facebook Places location tool unveiled, sparking fresh privacy concerns

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 08:26 AM

Facebook risks a privacy backlash today when it launches a feature that automatically shares information on the location of users with their online friends.

The feature allows users to "check in" at locations which will then be shared with their friends and Facebook network but it is likely to raise concerns over safety. Users will also be able to browse shops, clubs and nearby venues more...

Deadly Protests in Kashmir Test India’s Inclusive Ideals

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 01:10 PM

Kashmir is a blood-soaked exception to India’s embrace of diversity. Yet if India is the land of a million mutinies, in V. S. Naipaul’s famous phrase, it is also the land of a million accommodations — creative, if often messy, solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
Speaking to the multitudes gathered at New Delhi’s Red Fort on Sunday to commemorate India’s Independence Da more...

South Kashmir boy succumbs, death toll now 60

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 04:48 PM

The boy, namely Milat Ahmad Dar was injured on Saturday in Harnagh village of Islamabad district when he was hit by a bullet fired by paramilitary forces while playing in a field.
Eyewitnesses say he was not part of the demonstration.
As news of the boy's death spread in south Kashmir, tension has again gripped the area. There are also reports of protest demonstrations. Curfew remains more...

Police, CRPF open fire at Soura, 10 injured, teenage girl critical

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 07:03 PM

They said that scores of people, including children and women, took to the streets this afternoon and tried staging a peaceful pro-freedom demonstration. However, police and paramilitary CRPF men resorted to teargas shelling and opened fire to disperse them. In the police action at least ten persons, including two girls were wounded. The injured were rushed to a hospital where doctors attending more...

Firing at Seelo, Sopore; 4 injured in RAF action

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 07:06 PM

Eye-witnesses said some youth also lobbed bricks and stones at RAF. The RAF in return opened rubber bullets. “Four youth received rubber bullet injuries. They were shifted to hospital where all of them are stated to be stable,” they said.


Muslims perform last rites of Pandit

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 10:17 PM


What Makes the Muslims Angry: Analysing the Causes that Foster Fundamentalism

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 10:12 PM

THE year 1979 holds special importance. It was the year that saw two significant happenings in the Muslim world. The events occurred in two states holding contrasting views on Islam but triggered by a common enemy, US. One was the hostage crisis in the Shiite ruled Iran, which was covered quite extensively by the press, the other being the lesser known and reported uprising at Islam’s holiest more...

India employing Israeli oppression tactics in Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 10:48 PM

But the connection is more than analogy -- Israel's pacification efforts against Palestinians have proven valuable for the Indian police, army and intelligence services in their campaigns to pacify Jammu and Kashmir with numerous Indian military and security imports from Israel leading the way.

India and Israel had a limited relationship prior to 1992. India, as a prominent member of more...

Donate to the worst affected in Leh-Ladakh

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 12:50 AM


Afghanistan finds new oil deposits

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 06:21 AM

An oilfield with an estimated 1.8 billion barrels has been discovered in the north of Afghanistan, the country's ministry of mines has said.

The discovery of the deposit between northern Balkh and Shiberghan provinces was made after a survey conducted by Afghan and international geologists, a spokesman for the ministry of mines told Reuters news agency.

"I do not know it more...

Daughter, father, aunt shot; son thrashed

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 07:48 AM

Four other persons including two teenaged boys of the same locality, Tiplo Mohalla, received injuries in CRPF and police beating.
Teenager Sumaira, her father Habibullah Tiplo and aunt Fatima received bullet injuries while her teenaged brother, Muhammad Shafi, was severely beaten up by CRPF and police. Pertinently, Sumaira was engaged recently.
Sumaira, shot in the chest, was operated more...

After 60 deaths, Sonia speaks, anguished over Kashmir situation

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 07:51 AM

With the civilian casualties, in the fresh wave of intense protests that started on June 11, mounting with each passing day, neither an appeal by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh nor Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s intervention seemed to have worked in preventing the unabated bloodbath.
Apparently having sensed the futility of everything tried so far, the more...

India should read writing on the wall: Pak

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 07:57 AM

“It is our firm belief that when (the Kashmiri) people are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their cause, then nothing can stop them from reaching their destination,” Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit told the weekly news briefing.
Basit also spoke about Indian forces “brutally” trying to deal with the agitation in the Valley.
The Kashmiri people were “resolved to more...

Police brutalize Hazratbal residents

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 07:58 AM

The police action came barely a few minutes after the locals claimed to have recovered playing cards inside the shrine and started raising pro-freedom slogans there. The residents thronged the shrine after the six-day long stalemate “temporarily ended” following their hectic negotiations with the government.


Bullet pierced Milad’s brain

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 08:02 AM

After returning from Darsgah last Saturday, August 14, Milad had complained of vomiting and was rushed to district hospital Islamabad by his parents and relatives in a private vehicle. According to the family, Milad was hit by a bullet on way to the hospital.
“We preferred to take KP Road instead of Lal-Chowk route to reach the hospital but on the way we got down from the vehicle after pa more...

MLA Sopore survives life bid

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 08:17 AM

SP Sopore Altaf Khan said militants attacked security guards posted at MLA’s residence on Wednesday evening. “In the ensuing fire fight, an SPO Farooq Ahmad Wani  (No. 200/SPO ) was killed and two policemen and a militant injured. The injured militant along with his accomplices managed to escape from the area under the cover of darkness,” he said.

The injured policemen identifi more...

Consensus must for AFSPA amendment: PC

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 08:19 AM

Responding to demands from some members for scrapping of AFSPA which is in force in Jammu and Kashmir and some parts of Manipur, he said the issue was "difficult".

He said the Home Ministry has proposed amendments to the Act. “But we have to have consultations with everybody before amendments are made,” he added. more...

Separatists express shock over the death of 8 year old boy

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 08:20 AM

Expressing condolences with Dar’s family, amalgam reiterated: “This movement that began in 1931 has been nourished by sacrifices, and will be taken to its logical end.”

Expressing concern over the health and safety of Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, Yasin Malik, Ashraf Sehrai and other incarnated pro-freedom leaders, the spokesman alleged that the more...

8 Year Kulgam boy loses battle for life

@HKAdmin : 20-Aug-2010, 08:26 AM

At least 20 persons were injured in firing in Sopore and Soura on Thursday while people defied curfew in Rainawari and offered afternoon prayers on the roads.

Milad hailing from Wanpora, Khudwani in Kulgam district was injured in CRPF firing at Laizbal, Kulgam on Saturday.

The CRPF men had opened fire on peaceful protesters in Islamabad town on Saturday evening, causing dea more...